Skrillex, Odd Future, Gaslamp Killer, and Chromeo at HARD Summer Fest - Los Angeles State Historic Park - 8/6/11
With Dave 1 on guitar and vocals and P-Thugg on keyboards and talkbox, they opened with "Don't Turn the Lights On." The stage pulsed light each time for the hook, momentarily blinding those in the front. The audience enjoyed the cheerful, infectious music. People were spread out, shimmying along to their Melbourne shuffles.
The duo performed "Tenderoni" to cheers and "Fancy Footwork" to even louder cheers. "Rest in peace, Nate Dogg," said Dave 1. "Who else is gonna say that at HARD Fest except for yours truly?" He then thanked the crowd, calling them "gangsta" and asking them to put their peace signs in the air.
He then shouted out his brother A-Trak, of disco house duo Duck Sauce, who was performing next on the HARD Stage.
Skrillex was the last act on the HARDER Stage and his fans were rabid. Most people I talked to throughout the night said they came for the 23-year-old dubstep producer. I got smacked in the face trying to get out of the crowded stage area because people were throwing their hands in the air to the beat.
The energy was alive and aggressive, matching his monster-like beats. Highlights included his remix of Benny Benassi's "Cinema" and La Roux's "In For The Kill." It seemed as if every girl screamed at the top of their lungs the words to the former track: "You are a cinema, I could watch you forever. Action, thriller, I could watch you forever."
Skrillex's set also included "My Name is Skrillex," a Nero and Skrillex remix of "Promises," "Kill Everybody," "All I Ask Of You," "Rock 'N' Roll," "Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites," as well as Ludacris's "Move Bitch" and DJ Kool's "Let Me Clear My Throat."
"This is the best welcome home party I've ever had," said Skrillex, who's been touring for four months. He told the guys to put their ladies on their shoulders, and they obliged.
Odd Future, Chromeo, and Skrillex set lists below.